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September 21, 2022 | Lost Oak Winery Editorial Team

Employee Spotlight: Angela Chapman

1. What are you drinking when you aren't drinking wine?

The order of beverages for my day goes: Coffee, coffee, water, bubbly water (as a treat for drinking the boring normal water) more normal water, WINE!

2. When you aren’t at the winery, where are you?

It is harvest so I guess I live here. I think I have a husband and a stepson at home, but I only see them when they come to visit me at work. Sometimes they help out.

3. What have you binge-watched on Netflix?

Currently, I'm watching What We Do in the Shadows, but recently I've rewatched all of Futurama with my family.

4. What is your favorite food?

That's as bad as asking me what my favorite wine is! I love food and I love to cook and I'm not a picky eater. That being said, I do have a soft spot for soups, all kinds.

5. What prior experience helps you in the job you do at Lost Oak Winery?

I've been in the wine and spirits industry for over a decade now, simply being immersed in wine for as many years as I have has given me a leg up when it comes to winemaking. I understand varietal correctness as well as what most consumers want in a bottle of wine. Having Jim Evans as a mentor has taken all that basic wine knowledge and fine-tuned it to that of a winemaker.

6. How long have you been working in your area of expertise?

Gosh, I don't even remember... I started at a liquor store as a sales associate. It was kind of a job out of necessity. Ended up I loved it; I learned as much as I could about all things alcohol. I eventually got my WSET III (Wine and Spirit Education Trust), came to Lost Oak about 8 or 9 years ago, and I am currently in my third harvest as the Assistant Winemaker.

7. Tell me about one of the funniest things that has happened to you in this job.

A few years ago, Lost Oak won the Tall in Texas Award. We got to go to a fancy diner in Grapevine to accept the award. At the end of the dinner Roxanne handed the award to Mariam and I and said to make sure the award arrived back to the winery safely. Mariam and I were about to dutifully drive back with said award in hand when we decided to instead parade around Grapevine with our impressive statue photographing its journey. We even made a special stop to Messina Hof to gloat to a bartender that we knew there. He, of course, pointed to the Tall in Texas award that they had won a few years prior. We had a great night, and I'll never forget it.

Time Posted: Sep 21, 2022 at 5:04 PM Permalink to Employee Spotlight: Angela Chapman Permalink
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Blog Entry - Employee Spotlight: Madeline Rosales

1. What are you drinking when you aren't drinking wine?

Tequila soda or gin and tonic

2. When you aren’t at the winery, where are you?

School or in the pool

3. What have you binge-watched on Netflix?

Never have I ever and Gilmore girls

4. What is your favorite food?

Enchiladas

5. What prior experience helps you in the job you do at Lost Oak Winery?

I worked on a beverage cart at a golf course which helped me learn time management and customer service skills that help me at the winery

6. How long have you been working in your area of expertise?

1 year

7. Tell me about one of the funniest things that has happened to you in this job.

I work at the event center and it’s always fun to be there for people's meaningful moments but on the less glamorous side sometimes the caterers will leave all the food and if the guests don’t take it we have to throw it out. One time there was a huge tray of beans we had to take on the golf cart to throw away and they spilled all over my coworkers. We were all laughing so hard covered in beans at 1 in the morning. One of my coworkers says she’ll never eat beans again.

Time Posted: Aug 28, 2022 at 7:37 AM Permalink to Blog Entry - Employee Spotlight: Madeline Rosales Permalink
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Lost Oak Winery Partners With Award-Winning Grower Jet Wilmeth, Releasing 2 New Varietal Wines for the 2022 Harvest

Lost Oak Winery partners with some of the best wine growers in the state. We take pride that our wines are 100% Texas grown.

 

Read more here 

 

 


 

 

Time Posted: Aug 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM Permalink to Lost Oak Winery Partners With Award-Winning Grower Jet Wilmeth, Releasing 2 New Varietal Wines for the 2022 Harvest Permalink
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American Vineyard

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Time Posted: Jun 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM Permalink to American Vineyard Permalink
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Father-Daughter Duo Expands a Pioneering Texas Wine Leader

Gene Estes' life has taken him from his Abilene birthplace to Vietnam, to France, and back to Burleson, Texas, where he founded Lost Oak Winery. From there, Gene's daughter, Roxanne Myers, has taken Lost Oak on its own journey, growing the company from one small building....

 

Read more here.

Time Posted: Jun 15, 2022 at 2:08 PM Permalink to Father-Daughter Duo Expands a Pioneering Texas Wine Leader Permalink
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Blueberry Cheesecake Red wine Popsicles

 

What's more perfect than a popsicle on a hot Texas day? A WINE popsicle! 

Katherine Compton snagged a bottle of our Estes and made the perfect summer treat. 

 

Read more and find the recipe here. 

Time Posted: Jun 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM Permalink to Blueberry Cheesecake Red wine Popsicles Permalink
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Employee Spotlight: Nicole Garrow

1. What are you drinking when you aren't drinking wine?

When I'm not drinking wine I am either drinking water or coffee.

2. When you aren’t at the winery, where are you?

If I'm not at the winery I can typically be found at home watching movies or studying at Starbucks.

3. What have you binge-watched on Netflix?

Right now I am binge-watching Gilmore Girls (again)

4. What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is Thai food.

5. What prior experience helps you in the job you do at Lost Oak Winery?

My last job had me on my feet a lot and moving equipment around and that has definitely helped me at Lost Oak. We are always moving around and interacting with customers.

6. How long have you been working in your area of expertise?

I have been at lost oak for close to 8 months now.

7. Tell me about one of the funniest things that has happened to you in this job.

I can't think of one single event that was funny, but staying after work and meetings with others is always guaranteed to make me laugh at one point or another. There are always fun conversations that vary drastically and it's one of my favorite parts of the job.

Time Posted: May 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Employee Spotlight: Nicole Garrow Permalink
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Lost Oak Winery Gives Mother's Day Wine Suggestions

 Lost Oak Winery Offers Mother's Day Gifts to Match Everyone's Taste

The “100% Texas” Winery Offers Sweet, Fruity, Chocolatey, Spicy, Creamy, and Velvety Options for Mother’s Day

 

With Mother’s Day just around the corner – it’s on May 8 this year, so don’t forget to circle it on your calendar – Lost Oak Winery has put together a list of some of their best and tastiest beverages as a gift-giving guide for the moms in everyone’s lives.

Women now drink most of the wine — 57 percent — in the U.S., according to Wine Market Council and Nielsen data, Roxanne Myers, former President and active member of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, is helping you toast to the occasion with their picks of this season's best wines.

“This specially-curated collection of wines provides a wide variety of tastes and flavors,” said Myers. “Rest assured that we’ve gone out of our way to try and offer something to please the palates of just about everyone.”

Mourvédre Rosé – True to its name, this rosé has a delicate pink tint. Aromas of spring flowers and honeydew mix with a hint of minerality. Flavors of ripe melons carry over to the pallet. Gentle acidity and key lime zest on the finish lingers just long enough to inspire t another sip.

Sauvignon Blanc – The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc has a delicate straw color and structured well-spaced legs. With an overwhelming aroma of Bosc pear and hint of citrus, this is not typical in Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus is front and center on the palate, with hints of white grapefruit and verna lemon. The finish lingers on the tongue with notes of exotic kumquat and Persian lime.

Orange Muscat – The 2021 Orange Muscat has a delightfully faint straw color. Swirling in the glass reveals legs that cling forever to the glass. The intense aromas of candied tangerine, sweet almond, and delicate wildflowers washes over the senses. The flavor is of ripe peaches and honeycomb tempered with just the right amount of tart citrus on the finish.

Max – Bright and inviting color of straw starts this Sweet Moscato off. It has aromas of honeydew melon and granny smith apple with just a hint of spice. Tropical fruit comes alive in the flavor with notes of guava, kiwi and citrus. The finish is refreshing and lingers with a hint of key lime.

Viognier Reserve – Thanks to the barrel aging of this wine, it has a more golden hue but still manages to be bright and friendly. It opens up with aromas of honey, over ripe golden apples, and vanilla. With a mouth feel that is creamy and velvety this Viognier is an explosion of tropical flavors and a hint of spiced pear. The finish is delicate and lasting, turning into flavors of clover honey, clove, nutmeg, and vanilla.

Cabernet Sauvignon – This Cabernet Sauvignon has an inky ruby color. Aromas of black cherries, currants, and just a hint of licorice are ever changing with each inhale. Cherries and currants carry over to the palate but with the added flavors of dark chocolate and espresso. It finishes with a lingering mouth feel reminiscent of black tea full of structured tannins.

Meritage – With a beautiful endless garnet hue, this Meritage has soft aromas of boysenberry and vanilla. When it comes to flavor, Bing cherries are the star of the show. Hints of blackberry and huckleberry, along with soft baking spice, accompany cherry on the finish. Rounded tannins linger on the palate to finish this exceptional Meritage off.

Crimson Oak – This wine has a wonderful dark color, nice nose of strawberry, black cherry, and a hint of cedar. Full bodied wine with a nice balance of fruit and acid with a smooth lingering aftertaste.

* Read more from Newswire here. 

Time Posted: Apr 24, 2022 at 8:00 AM Permalink to Lost Oak Winery Gives Mother's Day Wine Suggestions Permalink Comments for Lost Oak Winery Gives Mother's Day Wine Suggestions Comments (87)